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Bainbridge blotter | Teen loses control of speeding vehicle
Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.
Wednesday, Sept. 11
10:15 p.m. A teenager was speeding down Grizdale Lane when he came around a curve in the road. He crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic and over-corrected, which caused him to skid off the roadway. He drove through some landscaping and hit a large fir tree with the left side of his car. The landscaping belonged to the area homeowners association. A tow operator concluded the vehicle was safe to drive, and the teen drove home with his mother following behind.
Friday, Sept. 13
3:47 p.m. Officers were contacted by a parent regarding a suspicious incident. The parent explained that her daughter of elementary school age was on her way home from the school bus when she was approached by a woman driving a black van.
The woman asked the girl to “come on into the car.”
The girl refused and the black van drove away. The daughter explained that the woman was older, was driving a black van that was dirty and had a dog with her in the vehicle. Police searched the area and found no vehicle matching that description.
Saturday, Sept. 14
12:47 p.m. Officers were dispatched to an island residence for theft and damage to a vehicle. The vehicle owner showed police his 2001 Honda Accord. It had black paint and rubber transfer on the back end of the car, near the passenger side rear wheel. The owner explained that the car had been parked for about two hours the night before at Captain Johnston Blakely Elementary School while his son visited a friend nearby. It had been left unlocked and items from a backpack were also taken.